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    Bike Hack Ray_B's Avatar
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    Should Fixed Gear Bikes Be Allowed....


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    I am a fan of passive eugenics. so yeah fixed gears bikes belong on the roads.

    plus it keeps the lines at starbucks short
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    I don't think that article was well thought out. Fixed gear bikes aren't any more dangerous than a mountain bike. Its the person riding that you need to worry about. Don't ride without a brake until you know how to. If you are smart as a rider, then safety will follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    I am a fan of passive eugenics. so yeah fixed gears bikes belong on the roads.

    plus it keeps the lines at starbucks short


    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by treehugger article
    They started with couriers...
    Is this in fact, a fact?

    Quote Originally Posted by treehugger article
    ...but like courier bags, they are finding their way into the mainstream
    This is in fact, not a fact. "courier bags" had been used for many decades by postmen (also known as couriers but that is not what the article is talking about).

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    fixies got no brakes yo!!!
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    that poll was absolute bull****.

    the article wasn't much better, but that poll made me angry. all the dumbass opinions represented, nothing resembling the right one.

    you can easily ride a bike at 5 mph without clips or brakes or hell, even a saddle, and be just as safe as any other bike transportation.

    i agree with jdeane.

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    fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE View Post
    fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.
    Haha, I was wondering about that...

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    yeah, they geared that twards car drivers that don't think bikers should be allowed on the road.

    fwiw i went with: every bike should be required to have a brake.

    doesn't mean you have to use it, just have it. it's not that ugly.

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    A better question is: should CARS be allowed on the road.

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    treehugger is a joke, unfortunately

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    bikes suck, I prefer my H2. They kick ass... especially without brakes.


    I'm starting to think sarcasm... especially the amsterdam thing.

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    is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos View Post
    is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
    Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i agree with jdeane.
    Actually, thats jdeane4, yo!!

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    it is funny, the fixed gear group in my home town actually requires you to have brakes to ride with them.

    so i ride with the roadies
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    ..they actually require you to have a brake huh.

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    this made me sad...

    i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

    looks like im gonna be a ****** again
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE View Post
    fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.
    ****ing word. Be there monday con mi bike and a raging ***** in tow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    this made me sad...

    i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

    looks like im gonna be a ****** again
    i don't know if that's serious or a joke, regardless don't take it that way. i wouldn't be nearly as into bikes if i couldn't ride a fixed gear. as has been mentioned that article / poll was about a joke. regardless, 71% selected the only option that essentially says they're fine. keep riding your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    this made me sad...

    i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

    looks like im gonna be a ****** again
    get a brake ******
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos View Post
    is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
    Yes, though I dont have much room to talk because my brake fell off the other day, and lacking a replacement bolt, I ride brakeless for now. Well, the handle is still on the bars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrtbx View Post
    ..they actually require you to have a brake huh.
    ummm yeah. you will be instructed not to attend their group rides if you show up without a helmet and a brake. or if it is after dark with out front and rear lights
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    Hey guys, I've got an idea! Let's all make a poll and argue about **** we have no real knowledge of as though we actually know what we're talking about! It'll be great!

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